Vandalism Results in $20,000 Worth of Damage to New Home
Home is under construction in The Grove at Hamilton Mill.
An act of vandalism proved to be a very costly one for a homebuilder in The Grove at Hamilton Mill.
During the overnight hours of July 9, a vandal or vandals entered a home on Trinity Mill Drive and “flooded” the home. In the Gwinnett County Police incident report, the officer noted the upstairs faucets had been turned on and left running for several hours causing water to overflow the sinks and flood the upstairs living space. The water then seeped through the ceiling to the first floor.
By the time the officer was called to the home, there was approximately an inch of standing water in the first floor of the home and the backyard was also soaked.
A building contractor at the site told Dacula Patch it would cost approximately $20,000 to repair the damage. The contractor said crews had to replace cabinets, trim and drywall as well as tile flooring and decking in the master bath. According to the contractor, the on-site sales agent had locked the home prior to leaving the subdivision at approximately 6 p.m. on July 9. The contractor said the vandal or vandals stuffed debris in the master bathroom sink drains and then opened the faucets. There were no witnesses to the incident and the contractor said he does not know if the damage was caused by teens or a disgruntled subcontractor.
The damaged home is one of only a handful of homes on Trinity Mill Drive. Most of the nearby homes are in various stages of construction and none are currently occupied.
There are no suspects at this time. The case is listed as active.
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